Monthly Archives: November 2012

OpEdNews – Article: Why It’s Unpatriotic For the RIch Not to Pay Taxes

The article below was written by retired minister and WWII veteran Rev. Dick C. Pittenger. A version of it appeared in the “My Voice” column of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010 I remembered loved ones long … Continue reading

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On the Fiscal Extortion; Just Say No – Campaign for America’s Future News

Easily lost in the tumult is simple common sense. No deal is a far better alternative than a bad deal — and the grand bargain now being discussed is a very bad deal. Here are the reasons citizens should be … Continue reading

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Report: America’s Domestic Workers Raise Kids, Care for Seniors, Run Households Without Benefits, Protections or a Living Wage

Anna has not had a single day off from work in 15 months. She works for a family of four in Midtown Manhattan, waking up at 6 a.m. with the children she cares for every day. She teaches the children … Continue reading

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Why Are Cows Tails Dropping Off?

Schilke’s troubles began in the summer of 2010, when a crew working at this site continued to force drilling fluid down a well that had sprung a leak. Soon, Schilke’s cattle were limping, with swollen legs and infections. Cows quit … Continue reading

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Class Wars of 2012 – NYTimes.com

The important thing to understand now is that while the election is over, the class war isn’t. The same people who bet big on Mr. Romney, and lost, are now trying to win by stealth — in the name of … Continue reading

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Our Climate Is Headed Toward ‘Extremely Dangerous’ or ‘Catastrophic:’ Here’s Our Best Off Plan For Staving Off Total Disaster | Alternet

We still, just barely, have the option of choosing to limit warming to 2 degrees and then working hard to restore the climate once we’ve stabilized it. We can, yet, pause at “extremely dangerous” and pull back from the brink … Continue reading

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Why Raising the Eligibility Age is the ‘Single Worst Idea’ for Medicare Reform | The Nation

George Zornick writes that among the stupid entitlement cuts being considered as part of a grand bargain, the stupidest may be raising the eligibility age for Medicare, which is based on the premise that costs would be lower if beneficiaries … Continue reading

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Five Exceptional Nominees Locked Out Of Public Service By The Senate’s Broken Rules | ThinkProgress

From the founding of the Republic until the beginning of the current Congress, the Senate voted to break a filibuster on a president’s nominee only 89 times. Nearly one quarter of all of these were Senate Republican filibusters of President … Continue reading

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Study: 4 Trillion Tons of Ice Melt Raising Seas at Alarming Rate | Common Dreams

…scientists on Thursday said they can report “definitively” that the ice sheets of both Antarctica and Greenland are, indeed, melting and that as global temperatures continue to soar this melting will lead to continued and drastic sea level increases. via … Continue reading

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Creationists Too Insane…Even For Pat Robertson (VIDEOS) | Addicting Info

It’s not every day when the founder of the 700 Club takes a stand for science, so mark it on your calendars. On November 27, 2012, the noted televangelist went on record for the side of science. Don’t believe me? … Continue reading

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